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Palermo Shooting (2008)

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After the wild life-style of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman help him calm himself down?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Campino ...
Inga Busch ...
Karla
Axel Sichrovsky ...
Hans
Gerhard Gutberlet ...
Gerhard
Harry Blain ...
Harry
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Julian
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Student
Olivia Asiedu-Poku ...
Fan
Melika Foroutan ...
Anke
Anna Orso ...
Mother
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Himself
Udo Samel ...
Banker
Giuseppe Provinzano ...
Actor 1
Giuseppe Massa ...
Actor 2
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Flavia
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After the wild life-style of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman help him calm himself down?

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Fotografies sto Palermo  »

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The film marks the first time that Director Wenders shot a movie in his hometown, Düsseldorf. See more »

Goofs

In the scene, when Finn talks with lady photographer, they discuss the age of their cameras. He tells that his Plaubel is twenty years old and she tells that her Leica is 40 years old. Actually she has Leica M7, which slightly differs from older Leica cameras. This camera marketed only in 2002. See more »

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Referenced in TV total: Episode dated 18 February 2009 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Rip
Written by Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley and Geoff Barrow
Performed by Portishead
Published by Chrysalis Music Ltd. - (P) 2008
Courtesy of Universal Island Records Ltd.
Universal Music International Division
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I liked it a lot
23 January 2009 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I can't add much to hpark5's fine comments (though I'd encourage him or her to make use of paragraph breaks) so I won't attempt a full review of Palermo Shooting. I will mention, however, that when I saw the film at the Berlin and Beyond Film Festival in San Francisco, it was received enthusiastically by an audience of over a thousand people in a packed theater.

Wim Wenders was present and answered questions after the film. The things he said were exceptionally thoughtful and responsive. Although his work may be uneven because of his willingness to take risks, I thought Palermo Shooting a major success. Wender's integration of the death theme with Palermo's ancient and decaying physical environment was especially impressive.

To me, the crucial moment of the film occurs when Finn, the photographer, asks Death what he can do for him. Death says that no one has asked him this before and that the only thing that he can do is to live well for the rest of his life.


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